Trump Calls For 'Fake News' Contest, Fox Wins It


A week after President Donald Trump tweeted there should be a contest to determine which network is the “most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me),” Fox has won the first-ever “Fake News Trophy,” according to a survey of American voters conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

While President Trump originally tweeted that Fox News should be excluded from the contest, 40% of the nationally projectable poll, conducted online and via phone, said Fox should win the Fake News Trophy.

Fox won by a wide margin over runner-up CNN, which was cited by 25% of respondents, followed by MSNBC (9%), ABC (4%), CBS (3%) and NBC (2%).

Six percent said the award should go to “someone else,” while 11% were undecided.

“A closer look finds that while 53% of Democrats and a plurality (42%) of voters not affiliated with either major party declare Fox News the winner, just 24% of Republicans agree,” Rasmussen reported. It added: “40% of GOP voters opt instead for CNN, a view shared by just 13% of Democrats and 24% of unaffiliateds.”

4 comments about "Trump Calls For 'Fake News' Contest, Fox Wins It".
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  1. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, December 6, 2017 at 10:39 a.m.

    World War II is still being fought. "Some are good people."

  2. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston, December 6, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

    I think you mean "Fox has won" instead of "Fox has one."

    What about ABC's Brian Ross? That 350 point stock market decline on Friday must be worth 2nd place. A one-month suspension for him is as meaningless as Gronkowski's one-game suspension.

  3. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited replied, December 6, 2017 at 11:49 a.m.

    Brian Ross was wrong. Fake news is intential lying. Can you find how many times and what else he has done, let's say, in the past year ?

  4. Joe Mandese from MediaPost, December 6, 2017 at 10:50 a.m.

    @Douglas Ferguson: Nice catch. Fixed now. Thank you.

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